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Tata Motors pinning big hopes on Gravitas & HBX SUVs

Tata Motors has managed to double its November 2020 sales as compared to November 2019. They sold 10,400 units last year. When compared Tata sold 23,600 units in November 2020. Due to this, the sales grew 108 percent. This has helped in making Tata’s hopes high. The homegrown automobile manufacturer is now aiming for 40,000 monthly sales. Tata Motors will be launching two new products in the Indian market, which should help them achieve this target.

Tata is working rigorously on improving their sales number. They have already launched the Tiago, Tigor and the Harrier with a comprehensive update. The Indian manufacturer also launched the Altroz which is their first premium hatchback. Despite the lockdown, the Altroz sold decently well. Tata is now relying on the success of the upcoming Gravitas and the HBX. The addition of these vehicles will help in increasing the portfolio of Tata Motors and will also help in attracting more customers.

The Gravitas is a seven-seater SUV that was showcased in its production-spec at the Auto Expo 2020. It is based on the Harrier’s OMEGA-ARC platform and will be the second vehicle to be based on the same. Tata has scooped out the roof so that headroom is not a problem for occupants sitting in the third-row. The Gravitas will be the new flagship SUV for Tata Motors. It will be powered by the same 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine sourced from Fiat that is doing duty on the 2020 Harrier. The engine will produce 170 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 350 Nm. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Tata Gravitas has been spied numerous times being tested on our Indian roads and it is expected to hit the Indian market sometime in January 2021.

The front design of the SUV is the same as the Harrier so it gets split headlamp design. It is the rear where you will design difference. The Gravitas gets a sleeker set of LED tail lamps. The new SUV is 63 mm longer and 80 mm taller than the Harrier. Tata will be offering captain seats for the second row, which will be more comfortable for the occupants. The cabin will get a beige coloured theme instead of dark brown that we have seen on the Harrier. Once launched Tata Gravitas will go against the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta, MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta. It is expected to get priced from Rs. 14 lakhs ex-showroom.

The second vehicle that Tata will be launching is the HBX. The new micro-SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and also derived a lot of attention due to its unique styling. It also gets split headlamp design and chunky body cladding, that enhances its appeals. The HBX was also spied recently that revealed its interior and exterior. You can click here to read more about it. It will be powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine borrowed from Tiago and the Tigor. The engine will deliver a max power output of 86 PS and peak torque output of 113 Nm. It will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The new SUV might be called Hornbill and will be launching sometime next year. It will be competing against the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and the upcoming Hyundai AX1.